Oregon Camping, Nature August 17, 2021
Lost Lake Campground Might Be The Most Beautiful Campground In The Entire State Of Oregon
Lost Lake is a misnomer. There’s nothing wayward about this wondrous, clear-blue body of water located at the base of Mt. Hood. This is a place where Oregonians go to escape in nature, enjoying an abundance of outdoor recreation in its pristine, motorboat-free waters: canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, floating, fishing, and swimming. Surrounded by the dense, lush wilderness of Mt. Hood National Forest, Lost Lake is an enchanting oasis that’s best savored slowly. The eponymous Lost Lake Campground allows visitors to do just that, offering secluded tent sites, cozy lodge rooms, and charming cabins for a memorable and relaxing overnight stay.
Imagine waking up to this: pink skies, a majestic mountain reflected in an Alpine lake, and lush forests as far as the eye can see.
At Lost Lake Campground, that's exactly what you'll get to do.
Mother Nature really went the extra mile with Lost Lake. This is one of the most stunning nature scenes in the entire PNW.
And this is why Lost Lake Campground is one of the most popular campsites in Oregon. This seasonal campground is open April through October.
Lost Lake Campground is nestled between Lost Lake and Mount Hood. While out in the middle of the lake, visitors can revel in a truly unrivaled view of Mt. Hood.
Lost Lake Campground offers an abundance of activities for its guests. Campers have access to canoes, kayaks, wooden boats, metal fishing boats, and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
The waters here are so clear-blue that you can see to the bottom while floating out on the lake.
However, if you prefer adventures of the
terrestrial variety, there are a number of hiking trails near the campground, as well as an interpretive boardwalk trail that meanders through one of Oregon's large old-growth stands.
In terms of camping, there are lots of options at Lost Lake Campground -- more than 150 tent sites, in fact. Despite its popularity, the campsites at Lost Lake all manage to feel private and secluded, nestled within the canopies of Mt. Hood National Forest.
For those who prefer
glamping to camping, Lost Lake Campground has some of the coziest little cabins, yurts, and lodge rooms available for overnight stays.
Accommodations at Lost Lake Campground are all made through
Bring a hammock, and settle in for a night beneath the stars.
(Because, with little in the way of light pollution, Lost Lake becomes a wonderland of twinkling stars come nightfall.)
Add it all up, and Lost Lake Campground just might just be the most beautiful campground in the entire state of Oregon.
Have you gone camping at Lost Lake Campground in Oregon before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences! For more information about camping at Lost Lake, visit the
USDA Forest Service’s website, and keep up on the latest lakeside happenings via Lost Lake Resort’s Facebook page.
For more memorable overnight adventures in the Beaver State, be sure to check out these
no-reservation campsites. Address: Lost Lake Resort and Campground, Lost Lake Rd, Hood River, OR 97031, USA